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Play that funky music

Deck Markey (of Electric Picnic fame) will be appearing at Fnxity in the Fir Trees on Saturday.

Are you over 25? Is the weight of the world getting you down? Do you feel like dancing? If you’re mentally replying ‘yes’ to these questions then your prayers have been answered.

This Saturday night (Easter Saturday – March 31), a brand new concept is coming to Strabane, one which will alleviate that weight of the world and make you take to the dance floor like you’re 21 again.

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Fnxity (pronounced Funk City) is a night for over-25s in the Strabane area who just love to dance, but rarely get the chance these days. The brainchild of local man Wez Devine, Fnxity will feature funk, disco and house music at the Fir Trees Hotel’s Niche Bar – and there’s even a live-dance off to get everyone in the mood.

“We have one of Dublin’s hottest DJs, Deck Markey (of Electric Picnic fame) joining myself and DJ Ronin to spin all the coolest tracks from funky ‘70s and ‘80s disco and building into classic and soulful house – all familiar tracks plus some forgotten gems to boot,” Wez explained.

“We also have live saxophone and conga players, plus complimentary Prosecco and tapas on arrival. We have enough for the first 100, which should create a nice atmosphere for the dance-off, which is happening by the way.

“So we’re calling out all the dance music lovers, the over 25s who haven’t left the area but maybe feel they aren’t being catered for to come down to Fnxity at the Niche Bar on Easter Saturday and we promise a great night of dancing with zero hassle – and come early for the champagne treatment.”

Expecting a full house on the night, Wez is also advising people to put their names down on the Fnxity Facebook page to guarantee entry.

“We’re going to have some custom lighting effects as well,” he continued. “With silhouettes of people like Michael Jackson and James Brown on the walls, which will make for a really good atmosphere. We’re really looking forward to it.”

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